Plans by DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to make changes to the paid leave bill passed in December of 2016 have been tabled for now. During a recent debate with his primary challenger Ed Lazere, Chairman Mendelson announced he would not pursue any changes to the law at this time. Mendelson did not rule out… Read more »

The Senate Wednesday narrowly approved a resolution that would undo the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules. Republican Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Kennedy (R-LA) joined all Senate Democrats to pass the measure in a 52-47 floor vote. Democrats forced the vote this week using the Congressional… Read more »

More than 150 organizations have signed on to ASAE’s letter urging the Treasury Department to delay implementation of a provision in the new tax law that taxes transportation and parking benefits provided by many employers. The fringe benefits provision removes a deduction for employer-provided benefits such as transportation, parking and on-premises athletic facilities. In meetings… Read more »

The Louisiana Senate yesterday passed the revised version of House Bill 748, which was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The bill, titled “The Occupational Licensing Review Act,” was intended to increase employment opportunities by loosening licensing requirements for certain jobs, but the bill text was… Read more »

The Louisiana Senate earlier today passed the revised version of House Bill 748, which was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The bill, titled “The Occupational Licensing Review Act,” was intended to increase employment opportunities by loosening licensing requirements for certain jobs, but the bill text… Read more »

In a letter to the IRS this week, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) suggested more than 30 changes to the Form 990 return filed by most tax-exempt organizations. The majority of the recommendations are technical in nature, though AICPA ranked more than half of them as “high” in both importance and urgency. Click here… Read more »

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The U.S. granted 13 percent fewer visitor visas over the past 12 months, according to State Department data analyzed by POLITICO. Of the 48 nations analyzed by POLITICO, 37 experienced a decline while only 11 were up from the 2016 monthly average. A State Department official contacted for comment said, “Visa demand is cyclical and… Read more »

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) announced yesterday a series of hearings on how well the new tax law is working. The first hearing in Ways and Means will take place May 16 and will focus on the positive economic developments since the Tax… Read more »

ASAE is circulating a sign-on letter for associations concerned about a provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that taxes transportation and parking benefits provided by many employers. The fringe benefits provision in the tax law removes a deduction for employer-provided benefits such as transportation, parking and on-premises athletic facilities. In meetings with Treasury… Read more »

Louisiana lawmakers yesterday amended House Bill 748 to allow the use of professional certification credentials in the state, and the amended bill was then passed by the Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee. The bill, titled “The Occupational Licensing Review Act,” was intended to increase employment opportunities by loosening licensing requirements for certain jobs, but the bill… Read more »